Jan

12 2017

Retirees Lunch 'n Learn; A Bintel Brief

11:30AM - 1:00PM  

Congregation Shir Hadash 20 Cherry Blossom Lane
Los Gatos, CA

Contact Shanda Witkin
shanda@shirhadash.org

Freilache Menschen

(Happy People)

Join our retirees group for a monthly lecture, discussion, performance or film. Each month we have a new program to educate or entertain and we would love for you to come. We meet on the second Thursday of each month. We are pleased to provide the program and a light lunch for a nominal donation of $5 per person.

Register Here

A Bintel Brief: Sixty Years of Letters from the Lower East Side to the Jewish Daily Forward

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Presented by Rabbi Melanie Aron and Eleanor Intrator, LFCT

Between the 1930’s and 1950’s, if you were a Jewish immigrant on the Lower East Side and had a problem with your mother-in-law, your children, or your kosher butcher, there was no need to keep your grievances to yourself. Thanks to Rabbi Shmuel Aaron Rubin’s Jewish- American Board of Peace and Justice, you could pour your heart out on the airwaves. During the same time period, “The Binten Brief” had been a regular feature of the Jewish Daily Forward, a column which prints especially interesting letters from readers and answers them with thoughtful advice. The letters describe problems of adjusting to life in America, generation gaps in religious observances and matchmaking. Please join us for a lively discussion of the 20th century versions of Dear Abby and Judge Judy.